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Help for hurricane victims through United Way.  

United Way of America receives $10 million grant from Lilly Endowment for hurricane recovery and rebuilding. For more information,
click here.

On October 18, 2005, 28 local United Ways and one state organization became recipients of the first awards from the United Way Hurricane Response and Recovery Fund. The grants total more than $4.2 million of the more than $8 million in contributions made to the fund to date.  The communities receiving the grants span the Gulf Coast from Texas to Alabama.  The fund will award additional grants within the next few weeks.

There are three United Way of America hurricane response funds:
The United Way Hurricane Katrina Response Fund
The United Way Hurricane Response and Recovery Fund and
The United Way Hurricane Rita Fund.
All gifts through the funds will be allocated for both front-line disaster relief and long-term recovery needs as determined by local United Ways in affected areas in coordination with a vast network of human services agencies and volunteer centers.

To give directly to any of the three United Way Hurricane Funds, click here to make a secure online gift.

Donations via check should be mailed to the following address:
United Way of America
P.O. Box 630568
Baltimore, MD 21263-0568

Please make all checks payable to United Way of America and reference the appropriate hurricane fund in the memo.
If you would like to give to any of the three funds through your workplace campaign, designate a portion of your 2005 gift on your pledge form as follows:

  • United Way Hurricane Katrina Relief and Response Fund — code AG2882.
  • United Way Hurricane Response and Recovery Fund — code AG2894
  • United Way Hurricane Rita Fund — AG2893

For companies pledging online through United eWay, the three hurricane response funds can be found under the “Locate an Agency" panel.

You can volunteer to help hurricane victims

Volunteer opportunities to assist hurricane victims in our 40-town region can be found by clicking here for United Way of the Capital Area’s Volunteer Solutions. Enter “hurricane” in the KEYWORDS section to search the current list of opportunities. The list changes often so consider completing the free registration to save your interests for fast future searches. You can also choose to receive email updates that let you know of any new opportunities that match your interest.

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